Welcome To The Stony Brook Camera Club


For over 50 years SBCC's mission statement has been “To promote enjoyment and proficiency in all aspects of photography through education, fellowship, exchange of knowledge and experience; and a broad appreciation of nature and environment.”  SBCC includes and welcomes members of all abilities. Whether a casual smartphone shooter or an advanced photographer, everyone grows in knowledge and experience through SBCC’s many programs and workshops.

The Stony Brook Camera Club meets virtually on Thursdays at 6:30 PM for a social hour and 7:30 for the program from September to June. See our calendar for the schedule of events. Our meetings feature competitions, speakers, image studies and discussions of general interest. We also sponsor a number of image-taking activities all year. Anyone is welcome to attend and experience what we are about, although participation in competitions and our many activities requires membership (see the Membership menu item in the Main Menu above).

We hope you enjoy this site and your time with us all.


The Slideshow to the right features  Ribbon Winning Images from our 2023-2024 Competitions

Interested in seeing what Stony Brook Camera Club is all about? You are welcome to join as a Guest Member for 30 days. Just fill out this Form and you will be added to the attendee list for the next 30 days. 



Upcoming Meetings


For now, all of our meetings will either be:

"Zoom" - This meeting is via Zoom only
"Franklin" - This meeting is in person in Franklin at the Church of the Redeemer and via Zoom. See below for our Covid Policy




May 16th - Zoom  - "Show and Tell"

Finally, after years of requests, we're going to have a program similar to the New Member Showcase! This will be a fantastic opportunity to share your images, without any judges, and tell us about the stories or inspirations behind them.  A night where we can enjoy great images and celebrate the great creativity and talents of our diverse membership!

I'm calling the night - Show and Tell.  Here is how it will work: Show us up to 12 images and tell us a little bit about them. The floor is yours! Given our time restraints, we'll have up to 90 minutes to fit in as many participants as we can. We can feature a total of 30 members max. Each member will have 3 minutes to Show and Tell up to 12 images. 

And remember, like the New Member Showcase, there are no judges! There are no time restraints to your images or specific themes. You call the "shots" (ok, that's a corny pun) and pick what images you would like to show, and what you would like to tell us about them during your 3 minutes. 

Get ready for the details coming up shortly on where and how to sign up and submit your images. 
So, get ready to Show and Tell!


May 23rd - Zoom - SIGS: Nature, Luminosity, Volunteers! 


May 30th - Zoom - Image Makers


June 6th - Franklin - Women vs Men Photo Challenge


Submit images by May 31, 2024

On January 25, 2025, women club members were paired with a male club member, and the two were randomly assigned a category. You may interpret the category as you wish, and you can use images taken at any date. Images must be submitted by May 31, 2024 at midnight (submission instructions will be sent out before then).

The Challenge will be held on June 6, 2024 both at the Church and on Zoom. Women images will be shown side-by-side with their male counterpart, where 2 judges (one female, one male) will evaluate and pronounce the winner. The overall Women vs Men winner will be tabulated and announced at the end of the evening.



June 13th - End of Year Banquet




Upcoming Workshops

RESCHEDULED!!!  Night Photography Field Session with Mark Bowie-Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

There are now more openings! Several spots have become available.

Night photography specialist Mark Bowie will lead a field trip to photograph nightscapes at East Brimfield Lake (about one hour from Franklin) and possibly nearby ponds, including Long Pond and Holland Pond. Mark plans to stay until at least 11pm, so those wanting to stay longer are welcome.  He will demonstrate field techniques and provide hands-on instruction for determining nighttime exposures, focusing in the dark, shooting the Milky Way, star trails, and “painting” with artificial light.  Possible night sky targets include Orion and the Winter Circle, the northern arm of the Milky Way, and other stars and nebulae.  Come explore the mystery, wonder and magic of the landscape at night.

$32 per member

Registration is open now.

For more information and to register click here:  /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=26c0853f-989a-4286-81f6-a5cbc436f652

Architecture Photo Walk in Woonsocket with Chuck Noel - Saturday May 18th from 9 am-noon

This is for anyone interested in photographing the architectural living history of the Industrial Revolution in its environment (river, falls, mill buildings, mercantile buildings, railroad station, 1920’s restored theater, public buildings including the only remaining building that Abraham Lincoln spoke at in R.I.).

There will be a short info session at the start and Chuck will be a resource for photographing techniques/ideas for architecture and also for the local history as it relates to the buildings. Plan on walking about 2 miles round trip.

Maximum participants: 12, $15 per member

Registration opens 4/25/24 at 5 pm

For more information and to register click here:  /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=09c9bab8-e963-4fcc-bd0d-9f34c448e2a7





SBCC members can join the SBCC Meetup group for free. We schedule photo walks and field trips via Meetup. This is the LINK to Meetup. How to schedule a Meetup - click HERE


Rob DeRobertis Restrospective and Chat File

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Through Your Eyes Invitation - Highlighting Some Of Our Members

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Check out more videos HERE


After 2 years of hiatus, SBCC Reflections is back! In case you aren't familiar with the newsletter, you can check out past issues HERE.

Donna Parker and Tom Amsterburg are now the editors of Reflections and they would like to solicit articles from members for the newsletter, such as travelogues, how-to articles, review of favorite editing software, "how I made this image", and so forth. 
They want to hear from YOU, our members, so please reach out to them with your images and article ideas. Below are the links to their email addresses.

Tom's EMAIL 
Donna’s EMAIL



Need suggestions for places to go out and shoot???


Check out our information on Photo Shoot Locations at /d/b56444bf-9b6e-4ac3-a22d-b3e2f5f766be   or Click on the “Resources & Links” tab and then Click on “Photo Shoot Locations”.


SBCC COVID-19 Policy

  1. Up-to-date COVID vaccinations in-line with CDC recommendations are mandatory in order to attend all in-person meetings, including indoor meetups and workshops. Members are on the honor system to comply.
  1. Face masks are optional.
  1. SBCC is pleased to offer a hybrid format for those meetings that will be held in-person this season. Any members not comfortable attending will always have the option of joining remotely via Zoom or a similar streaming format.

  2. We will keep current with trends and regulations and may change our policy as needed.




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